David became fascinated with the never-ending possibilities and sounds that music had to offer and began digging deeper, continually expanding his catalogue of tastes and genres. Key early influences were Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins and Jack Johnson. Later influences included Bon Iver, Gillian Welch, Shakey Graves and The Tallest Man on Earth.
After working tirelessly to develop his technique, David began composing his own songs. Throughout his 20s David travelled extensively with his most influential trips including hitchhiking to Morocco, and spending time working on a farm in Northern Spain. Much of these travelling experiences were the creative foundation and inspiration to his debut album ‘Carelessly Unnamed’.